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Friday, March 8, 2013

What's New In Decorating


Spring is coming---a time of renewal and rebirth. And the change in season has many of us thinking about making changes in our homes. Before you go shopping, here's a quick list of some of the most popular decorating trends for 2013:

~~Stripes and chevrons. Pillows, fabrics, even for painting---these subtle geometrics work in almost every space
~~This year's "it" colors are Emerald Green and Monaco Blue. Try them out first in small throw rugs, vases and pillows, and small pieces of furniture like an ottoman
~~Flowers and floral patterns as long as the design is not heavy or overbearing
~~A fun update is to add a specialty area like a small bar or wine or coffee station to a corner of a room
~~Eye catching light fixtures---pendant lights or unique chandeliers
~~Grass cloth wallpaper adds coziness and texture to a bare wall almost instantly, while the natural fibers provide a home with that perfectly imperfect look
~~Black and white is a timeless color combination, and always works with a bold new hue for a needed punch of color
~~Down to earth motifs featuring bamboo, shells, stained glass and stone-framed elements. Unfinished wood tables and surfaces made of stone show off natural grains and help bring the rustic look of the outdoors into the modern home
~~Metals such as gold and brass (not too shiny) are stealing the spotlight from silver. Look for aged patinas and names like antiqued and oil rubbed. Designers love how these metallics ooze warmth and pair well with almost any color
~~Some bigger and more involved projects include adding French doors to the bedroom or patio and exposed architectural elements like exposed wooden beams
~~If you want to get ahead of a trend, think art deco. From the popularity of the television show Boardwalk Empire to the newest version of The Great Gatsby hitting the big screen this summer, it's clear that the 1920's are making a comeback. Expect a resurgence of Roaring 20's art deco in homes, influencing everything from walls to furniture

What's New At Enhance
New products are arriving almost daily! In just the past few days we have added some fun new Shaw area rugs, new SmartStrand carpet styles, and new hardwood flooring options, including some new distressed exotic woods and an engineered wood floor with a super thick top ply. And we love our new Stanton print carpet collection. There are some great patterns for a men's den, your media room, or the family room. Durable and different, in contemporary and traditional looks, there is something for every d├ęcor in these new patterns. Come by today and let our Design Consultants make your dream home a reality!

A Popular Week
Spring break is the week of April 8 in many of our local school systems. This is a popular week for our clients to get projects done, for some because they will be at home, and for others because they will be gone. If refinishing your hardwood floors or a big staircase makeover is on your "to do" list, this is a great time to have this type of work performed because you can go away and not have to worry about keeping the kids off the still wet polyurethane. If you need your installation that week, please get your project finalized soon, because we always book up quickly during school break weeks


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